Not everyone takes the same path into the creative world. But many creatives are often ashamed of their non-creative or non-design specific backgrounds.
They talk around them in interviews.
They remove them from resumes.
They try to "keep it simple" by overlooking the past.
These actions are not helpful to your creative career trajectory and future potential. You are hiding skills that directly correlate to your uniqueness within the creative landscape.
Because what makes a truly great creative thinker (AND a great hire) is someone who brings a multi-faceted perspective and a range of skills beyond their current creative discipline.
🌟🌟🌟 Maybe you have a background in Finance that has given you super-skills when it comes to research and analysis on a UX project.
🌟🌟🌟 Maybe you have a degree in Psychology that has given you the knowledge to create thoughtful campaigns that connect with your audience and inspire action.
🌟🌟🌟 Maybe you have experience in Customer Service that allows you to manage workflow issues and handle client frustrations with ease and grace.
Whatever your background is, there IS value in it.
It’s what makes you unique. 🙌🏼
It’s what gives you the competitive edge. 🎯
It’s what helps you innovate. ✨
So the next time you want to hide your non-creative past, think again.
And if you're not sure how to weave this into a narrative that sells your future creative potential, then perhaps we should talk. 😉✨